When I heard Jersey Mike’s opened where Fran’s Deli used to be, I was really excited to ty it, loving subs that I discovered in this country. Not that we do not have sandwiches in France, but subs are slightly different, especially the soft bread that is a big part of it.
This casual place with only few seats can be crazy but I admit that most of the time, the wait is not too long, unless they forgot your order that happened to me once, the staff being apologetic instead of having a “whatever you are in Jersey Mike’s” attitude. Menu wise, this is more for meat eaters as they only offer one vegetarian option, the veggie made with lettuce, tomato, provolone, Swiss and peppers (you can add pickles if you wish). So, they do not have any vegan option, unless you just get that sandwich without the cheese.
The veggie sandwich is good, but I admit that my focus was more on the meat options, cold or hot. Cold like the Original italian, made with provolone, salami, ham, prosciutto and cappacuolo: nice combination and they put lots of meat that you see them slice generously as they prepare your order.
This was my favorite with their cheesesteak that might not be as good as what you find in Philly, but still awesome: I could have eaten their larger size. The meat was tasty and not tough, juicy and there was lots of cheese in it.
Less good was the Buffalo chicken sandwich that was a total mess and, although smothered in lots of hot sauce, was lacking blue cheese that was not spread uniformly and the chicken was a bit overcooked. I would pass next time on that one.
Despite that, I like Jersey Mike’s: it is not worth a trip to Hoboken but still, if you are in the area and crave a sub, this is a good option.
Enjoy (I did)!
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Jersey Mike's Subs - 202 Hudson St, Hoboken, NJ 07030